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CentOS System Administration Essentials by Andrew Mallett

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Chapter 8. Nginx – Deploying a Performance-centric Web Server

When it comes to web servers, it seems that Apache gets all the attention, and you may be led to believe that there is little competition; so let me introduce Nginx to you. We have seen many articles implementing the Linux Apache MySQL and PHP (LAMP) technology. We shall play this a little left field and look at Linux Nginx MySQL and PHP (LEMP); the E in LEMP comes from the phonetic version of the web server that is pronounced engine-x, allowing us to place a well needed vowel to create the acronym LEMP. The web server was first introduced in 2004, and Nginx is beginning to make inroads into the enterprise web space, being faster to deliver web content than equivalent Apache servers. ...

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